LAS VEGAS – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, seeking to console liberal activists who were disappointed by the final version of the national health care law, assured them that there would eventually be a public option.
“We’re going to have a public option,” Reid said. “It’s just a question of when.”
Is this a surprise to anyone? And it only gets better (from a progressive standpoint,) worse if you are a freedom loving American. Reid as well as most Democrats continually sing the mantra that Social Security is “not broke.” A classic case of progressives altering the meaning of commonly held words to suit their twisted ideology. Anyone paying the slightest bit of attention knows the federal government has been pillaging the “trust” fund for decades to pay for other budget items/programs.
During a question and answer session, Reid also argued against “fear tactics of those who say Social Security is going broke. It’s not.”
“Social Security is the most successful social program in the history of the world,” he said.
My own infamous Representative Pete-I-love-Pork-Visclosky has made the same exact statement during town hall forums. There must be a Democratic handbook which offers these buffoons talking points in order to bamboozle the American people. What the Democrats refuse to acknowledge is that social security is hemorrhaging for the first time this year.
A report from the Congressional Budget Office shows that for the first time in 25 years, Social Security is taking in less in taxes than it is spending on benefits.
I’m thinking many of you had already heard that concerning news.
The money, according to the Congressional Budget Office, will completely run out in 2039. Allow me to remind you that the CBO inherently under-reports cost analysis of government programs. When projecting future economic trends the CBO adjusts numbers based on the assumption of growth in the economy including increases in the workforce, increased taxation, and uses other variables none of which are based in concrete facts.
In 2005, for example, CBO projected that Medicare would cost $1.5 trillion in 2050. Two years later, in 2007, the same CBO projected that this cost would reach $2.8 trillion in 2050. And in 2009, it projected that the cost would be $3 trillion instead. In other words, the program’s projected cost doubled in four years.
Nothing the CBO states as fact can be relied on as to any future reality. Notoriously all of government has mislead the American people in cost analysis, because they cannot predict what will happen 2 years from now and any assumptions are purely speculation.
The Social Security “trust” fund is in BIG trouble, it’s time we face this fact and figure out what to do. The Dems want you living in a false reality, because they do not believe the American people can grasp, understand and accept the truth. It’s time they stop coddling and become stateswomen/men, displaying honest fact based concern for the people they are elected to represent.